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Paddywagon tour company sees profits jump 6%

By Gordon Deegan

Independent bus tour firm, Paddywagon last year enjoyed another bumper year as pre-tax profits increased by 6% to €1.2m.

Newly-filed accounts for Paddywagon Ltd show that the company achieved the profit increase as revenues went up by 9% to ...

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Toxic named Oxford English Dictionary's 2018 Word of the Year

Toxic is the 2018 Word of the Year according to The Oxford English Dictionary.

It says the word has taken on new meanings and has cropped up in many of the year's biggest debates.

The phrase 'Toxic masculinity' has been used in the context of the Me Too movement.

The political ...

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Older people in hospital more at risk of receiving incorrect prescription

Older people in hospital are more at risk of receiving an incorrect prescription.

A new survey from the Royal College of Surgeons has found the risk may be as high as 72%.

The survey found people over 65 are most affected.

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Whelan reflects on Ireland career ahead of Northern Ireland clash

Glenn Whelan has insisted he has never been cowed by the criticism that has come his way during his Republic of Ireland career.

The 34-year-old Aston Villa midfielder will make his 85th, and probably final, senior appearance for his country in Thursday night’s friendly against ...

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American artist buys Banksy painting then vows to whitewash it

An American artist paid $730,000 for a Banksy artwork painted on the side of a North London Poundland – then vowed to whitewash it.

Slave Labour depicts a young child on his knees at a sewing machine, producing a string of Union Jack bunting.

It was painted on the side ...

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Keith Urban wins entertainer of the year at CMAs

Keith Urban has been named entertainer of the year at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards.

His wife, actress Nicole Kidman, was in tears as her husband walked on stage to collect the prize on Wednesday night.

The country superstar told Kidman: “Baby girl, I love ...

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Guard troops search for more wildfire victims as death toll rises to 56

National Guard troops in the US have been searching through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke joined Governor Jerry Brown on a ...

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Irish Spar owner ‘positively cautious’

By Eamon Quinn

The South African Spar retailing group says it is positively cautious about the effects of Brexit for its retailing interests in Ireland and the southwest of England. The Johannesburg-stockmarket-listed group owns 80% of BWG Spar and operates chains in Ireland and England, ...

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Dell EMC chief: No fear over Irish projects

US investment into Ireland remains buoyant and there is little to threaten the business ties between the two countries in the future, one of Dell EMC’s most senior executives has said.

Bob Savage, vice-president, EMEA Centres of Excellence, Dell EMC, centre, guest speaker at the Cork ...

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Ryanair waiting in wings as Flybe expected to be carved up

By Geoff Percival

Ryanair has been named as a possible significant beneficiary — though an unlikely outright buyer — from an expected sale of British regional airline Flybe.

Reports in the UK media have suggested Flybe is seeking a sale or a merger with a rival, although ...

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Antibiotic resistance poses major risk to health, says IPU

Antibiotic resistance continues to pose a major risk to health.

The Irish Pharmacy Union is trying to highlight correct use of the drugs ahead of European Antibiotics Awareness Day this Sunday.

The IPU says patients should not take antibiotics for common complaints such as coughs, ...

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Trump aide departs West Wing after rebuke from first lady

US deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal.

No replacement was named.

Aides said Ms Ricardel clashed with the first ...

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charge

Michael Avenatti, a chief critic of US president Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has been released from police custody following his arrest on a domestic violence charge in Los Angeles.

Avenatti criticised the allegation as “completely bogus” ...

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling is wanted by Everton on a free transfer when his deal runs out next summer, The Sun reports. The 28-year-old defender has already held talks over a new contract at Old Trafford, but the Toffees are hoping to land him next ...

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The EU is not a buffet: How Ireland, Britain and Europe’s papers reacted to Brexit plan

The UK Cabinet agreement on Theresa May’s Brexit deal makes headlines in Ireland, the UKand further afield on Thursday.

But views of the deal vary differently, with the Irish Examiner calling it a “Victory in Dublin, chaos in London”, Danish paper Berlingske ...

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Idris Elba’s daughter, 16, named Golden Globes 2019 ambassador

Idris Elba’s daughter Isan has been named as the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador.

The 16-year-old takes over the title – which was formerly known as Miss Golden Globe – from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s daughter Simone Garcia, The Hollywood ...

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Carrie Underwood cradles growing baby bump at CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood cradled her growing baby bump at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards and later hinted she was expecting a boy.

The US country music singer was on co-hosting duties at the awards show for the 11th year in a row alongside Brad Paisley in Nashville, ...

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Trailer released for Jennifer Aniston’s beauty pageant film Dumplin’

Jennifer Aniston stars as a Southern beauty queen-turned-pageant judge in the trailer for her latest film Dumplin’.

The former Friends star is appearing in the Netflix musical comedy as the mother of an overweight teenager who decides to enter a beauty ...

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New mother Kate Upton shares picture of ‘daddy-daughter’ moment

New mother Kate Upton shared a “daddy-daughter” moment of her husband Justin Verlander cradling the couple’s baby.

US model Upton, 26, welcomed Genevieve on November 7, announcing the new arrival via a picture on Instagram.

She has now shared another snap of ...

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Camila Cabello opens up on her relationship with British dating expert

Camila Cabello has opened up on her relationship with British dating expert Matthew Hussey and said: “He makes me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

The Cuban-American singer, 21, has reportedly been dating Essex-born Hussey, 31, since February.

He is ...

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Draft Brexit deal bad for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon claims

The First Minister has branded the draft Brexit deal agreed by the UK Cabinet as “bad for Scotland”.

Theresa May announced an agreement had been reached after a marathon five-hour meeting which stretched on far beyond its expected time.

Nicola Sturgeon likened the ...

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